A guide to German federal elections

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The German federal election is Germany’s most important election and will next be held Sept. 24.   The federal election is held every four years and is used to elect the new members of the Bundestag (German Federal Parliament). State and local government officials are elected by…

Hohenfels youth earn regional, national photo contest

  HOHENFELS, Germany — Several youth from the Hohenfels area recently placed in a national contest aimed at developing youth photography skills.   Each year the Hohenfels Boys & Girls Clubs of America, or BGCA, celebrate the accomplishments of club youth as they learn the art and science of photography.…

Exchange expands B2B for GPC holders

Army and Air Force Exchange Service news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier than ever for Government Purchase Card, or GPC, holders to procure office and facility supplies, military tactical gear and much more through its Business to Business Delivery…

Road closed connecting Grafenwoehr and Netzaberg beginning Aug 28

  GRAFENWOEHR Germany — The stretch of road on ST2168 that directly connects Netzaberg and Grafenwoehr (red line) is closed Monday, Aug. 28-Sept. 16 for critical repairs and resurfacing.   Travel between Eschenbach to Netzaberg along ST2168 is still possible.   Eschenbach and Netzaberg residents should follow the posted detour,…

What to do when wildlife shares your home

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Wildlife is fun to watch in its natural habitat, but the fun quickly disappears when wild animals decide to share your home with you.   Potential home visitors – or in some cases, invaders – like wasps, hornets, bats and birds are protected by law in…

Internet-connected toys could present privacy, contact concerns for children

Federal Bureau of Investigation Public Service Announcement   The FBI encourages consumers to consider cyber security prior to introducing smart, interactive, internet-connected toys into their homes or trusted environments. Smart toys and entertainment devices for children are increasingly incorporating technologies that learn and tailor their behaviors based on user interactions.…

IPPS-A town hall at Rose Barracks Sept 15

USAG Bavaria Public Affairs   VILSECK, Germany — The  Army hosts a town hall here aimed at providing Soldiers with information on the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army, or IPPS-A.   The town hall will take place at Rose Barracks theater Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. and is open to…

USAG Bavaria, partners weather storm together

  GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — An unusually devastating storm blew through the Rose Barracks community of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria last Thursday, shocking community members into swift action in what also emerged as a spirited testament to the garrison’s equipped readiness and strong network of community partnerships.   “I think what…

Recognizing and reporting suspicious activity at USAG Bavaria

Part II of V in the USAG Bavaria Antiterrorism Awareness Series   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — One of the most important roles you have as a member of our community is to report suspicious activity.   The two easiest ways to report suspicious activity:   Use the Army’s iSalute suspicious activity…

Grafenwoehr Exchange provides $1,782,597 in quality-of-life support

AAFES news release   GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Soldiers and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants generated $ 1,782,597 last year for Army quality-of-life programs.   Over the past 10 years, Exchanges worldwide have provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to…

Soldiers orchestrate symphony of Chaos at live fire exercise in Grafenwoehr

By Staff Sgt. Ange Desinor   GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany — As they maneuver through a forest on a mission to clear an objective in a nearby town, infantrymen of Chaos Company, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, carefully scan their sectors of fire while navigating dense terrain.   Their breathing…